This might sound bad to some, but have any of you ever eaten a really small hog. Was sitting in the stand the other day and had 7 come out to my feeder. They were tiny little things, but they were putting a hurting on my corn. I thought about taking one, but have never heard of anyone doing this. They were small enough that you could fit a whole one on the grill at one time. Is this unethical? Just wondering if I am the only one to ever have this crazy thought that the meat might be really tender.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.